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Talonflame Guide: Builds and Moves

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Guide Builds Best Items and Moveset

The best guide on how to play Talonflame in Pokemon UNITE for Nintendo Switch and Mobile. Check here for the best builds, Held and Battle items, movesets, as well as the latest nerfs, buffs, counters, and more!

Talonflame Latest Nerfs & Buffs (7/16)

Version 1.15.1.2 Patch Notes

Talonflame Changes (July 16)
Gale Wings Image
Gale Wings
• Movement speed buff increased from 10% to 15%.
Flame Charge Image
Flame Charge
• Damage increased by 10%.

Stat Updates

1.2.1.3 Attack increased.
1.12.1.6 Attack stat changed from 200 ~ 680 to 200 ~ 710 (Level 1 ~ 15)

Acrobatics

1.1.1.4 Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 1491 to 2253 (+51%).

Aerial Ace

1.4.1.3 Changed to Has the user fly at the designated opposing Pokemon, dealing damage. When this move hits, it restores a certain amount of the user's HP. Also makes the user's next basic attack a boosted attack.
1.3.1.2 Cooldown reduced.
1.1.1.4 Aerial Ace: Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 462 to 621 (+34%). Aerial Ace+: Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 1034 to 1235 (+19%).
1.4.1.2 Added the effect of recovering HP on hit (Lvl 7: +175 / Lvl 15: +385). Adjusted the operation.
1.12.1.6 Damage increased by 15%. Aerial Ace +: Damage increased by 15%.

Brave Bird

1.5.1.2 Damage decreased from 2800 to 2618 (-7%). Cooldown decreased from 87s to 100s.
1.9.1.2 Cooldown decreased from 10s to 8.5s.
1.11.1.8 Damage increased by 10%.
1.13.1.3 Fixed an issue where the Pokemon would receive additional damage from the Charging Charm if it used a move when the item was fully charged.

Fly

1.1.1.4 Damage dealt to opposing Pokemon increased from 2325 to 2974 (+28%).
1.2.1.3 Cooldown reduced. Aerial movement speed increase strengthened.
1.3.1.2 User effect weakened.
1.4.1.2 Cooldown is reduced when hitting an enemy Pokemon by 4s. Damage reduced from 2974 to 2709 (-9%). Cooldown increased from 9s to 10s.

Flame Charge

1.12.1.4 Fixed a bug that prevented Talonflame from being able to go through thin walls.
1.15.1.2 Damage increased by 10%.

Flame Sweep

1.2.1.3 Unite Move charge rate increased.
1.5.1.2 Damage decreased from 3370 to 3016 (-11%)

Gale Wings

1.2.1.8 Fixed a bug where the effect is not activated when returning after being KO'd.
1.15.1.2 Movement speed buff increased from 10% to 15%.

Talonflame Basic Info

Talonflame
Talonflame.jpg
Tier Rating: B Rank Icon

Role: Speedster
Attack Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Difficulty: Novice
Cost:
"Talonflame toys with the opposing team by using its moves to quickly maneuver itself and fly over obstacles."

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Talonflame Best Lanes

Top Icon.pngTop Jungle Icon.pngJungle Bot Icon.pngBottom
1 Star.png
5 Stars.png
2 Stars.png

Tips & Strategies for Every Lane

Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
✔︎ High Burst Damage.
✔︎ Moveset allows you to pass through obstacles.
✖︎ Extremely fragile.
✖︎ Highly susceptible to getting knocked down if moves miss.

Best Builds for Talonflame

Talonflame Builds
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Burst Build

Burst Build
Pokemon UNITE - Best Build Icon
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +57
Critical-Hit Rate: +2.10%
Movement Speed: +150
Pokemon UNITE - Jungle Recommendation Yes Jungle
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Critical-Hit Rate
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Burst Build Explanation

This build focuses on maximizing Talonflame's burst damage. By default, Fly and Aerial Ace will be Talonflame's moveset but any move combination can work.

  • Razor Claw adds burst damage to Talonflame's attacks after it uses a move.
  • Attack Weight provides a large amount Attack stat, increasing Talonflame's overall damage output.
  • Float Stone improves Talonflame's mobility through increased movement speed. It also gives a decent amount of Attack stat for more damage.
  • Eject Button gives Talonflame more mobility on top of Fly or Brave Bird.
  • X Speed can be a substitute item to serve the same purpose.
  • Shedinja Doll can also work with the build, allowing Talonflame to buy some time for its moves to cooldown while avoiding all damage.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Critical-hit Rate to further improve Talonflame's damage.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Burst Build Damage Test

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Fly
(@ Lvl 15)
Brave Bird
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Critical-Hit
(@ Lvl 15)
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Float Stone
2994
3209
1235
2045

Since the build is centered burst damage, equipping items that will maximize Talonflame's move and attack damage is the ideal item combination.

Out of all the item combinations, Razor Claw, Attack Weight, and Float Stone will be the best for the build. The item combination had the highest move damage results with considerable attack damage output.


The damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(@Lvl 30)
Fly
(@ Lvl 15)
Brave Bird
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Critical-Hit
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Scope Lens
2775
2958
1446
2775
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2974
3186
1581
2382
Muscle Band
+
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Float Stone
2828
3019
1482
2217
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2941
3148
1146
2615
Muscle Band
+
Scope Lens
+
Float Stone
2795
2981
1080
2426
Muscle Band
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Float Stone
2994
3209
1170
1980
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Scope Lens
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
2941
3148
1199
2668
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Scope Lens
+
Float Stone
2795
2981
1100
2446
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Float Stone
2994
3209
1235
2045
Scope Lens
(Includes effect)
+
Attack Weight
(6 stacks)
+
Float Stone
2960
3171
795
2281

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Scorer Build

Scorer Build
Moveset Held Items
Battle Item
Item Effects
(at Level 30)
Recommended Lane
Attack: +42
Movement Speed: +150
HP: +450
Pokemon UNITE - Top Lane Recommendation Yes Top Lane
Pokemon UNITE - Bot Lane Recommendation Yes Bot Lane
Emblem Color Combination Target Emblem Stats
Positive Stats:
Attack
Movement Speed
Free Negative Stats:
Sp. Atk
Defense
Sp. Def
Note:
The emblem color and stats here are suggestions only. The builds are still viable even without the suggested emblems.

Scorer Build Explanation

This build is centered on using Fly and Flame Charge to aggressively score throughout the game. Although Talonflame will focus on scoring, the Pokemon should still help its allies during teamfights to ensure a win. It's best to use this build in the top or bottom lane to allow Talonflame to score as early as possible.

  • Attack Weight improves Talonflame's overall damage output, allowing it to farm points faster as well as maintain a decent amount of burst damage for teamfights.
  • Float Stone allows Talonflame to roam the map faster to score points. It also provides a decent amount of Attack stat for extra damage.
  • Score Shield makes scoring for Talonflame safer by granting it a shield while scoring. It also boosts the Pokemon's HP for extra durability.
  • Focus Band can be a great replacement for Score Shield, improving Talonflame's overall durability in exchange for scoring safety.
  • Goal-Getter helps Talonflame score faster, especially when the Pokemon is carrying a lot of points and during the last few minutes of the game.
  • The build's Boost Emblem loadout should consist of 6 Brown Emblems for more damage and 6 White Emblems additional HP. This can be achieved by having at least two (2) Emblems that are both Brown and White.
  • Equip Emblems that improve Attack or Movement Speed to further improve Talonflame's damage or mobility.
  • Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., and Defense can be freely traded for the other stats.

Scorer Build Damage Test

Items
(@Lvl 30)
Fly
(@ Lvl 15)
Flame Charge
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Critical-Hit
(@ Lvl 15)
Float Stone 2960
1378
795
1590

Since the build is centered on scoring, equipping items that will allow Talonflame to farm points and roam the map faster is the ideal item combination. Attack Weight and Score Shield are core items for the build, leaving only one (1) item left for consideration.

Out of all the items tested, Float Stone will be the best for the build. The item's movement speed bonus and effect helps Talonflame roam the map faster to score points. It also gives a decent amount of Attack stat for extra damage.

As for alternatives, Focus Band can be equipped instead of Score Shield for better overall durability.


The damage tests are conducted using the Training Dummy in Practice Mode. The results are taken from the Total Damage data.

Note:
The numbers in bold are the highest result for a specific test.
Items
(@Lvl 30)
Fly
(@ Lvl 15)
Flame Charge
(@ Lvl 15)
Standard Attack
(@ Lvl 15)
Critical-Hit
(@ Lvl 15)
Muscle Band 2941
1369
1146
1932
Razor Claw
(Includes effect)
2941
1369
1199
1985
Scope Lens 2907
1353
771
2212
Float Stone 2960
1378
795
1590

The tests above does not use any Emblems yet so it will scale higher if equipped.

Talonflame Best Items & Moveset

Best Held Items

Item Explanation
Attack Weight.pngAttack Weight Attack Weight provides Talonflame with additional Attack stat for each goal scored that can help it deal more damage to its targets.
Score Shield.pngScore Shield Score Shield works well with Talonflame's capacity to sneak pass opponents and score points.
Float Stone.pngFloat Stone Float Stone improves Talonflame's mobility and damage, which suits the Speedster role perfectly.
Focus Band.pngFocus Band Focus Band increases Talonflame's defenses as it initiate fights with its moves. The bonus HP recovery is helpful for getting those final hits at the end of a brawl.
Razor Claw.pngRazor Claw Aside from increasing Talonflame's critical hit rate and attack, the bonus slow effect Razor Claw provides is helpful for sticking to targets.

List of Held Items

Best Battle Items

Item Explanation
Goal-Getter.pngGoal-Getter Goal-Getter works great with Talonflame's ability to quickly roam the map and score points.
Eject Button.pngEject Button Eject Button adds more mobility on top of Talonflames highly versatile moves.
X Speed.pngX Speed X Speed provides Talonflame more mobility on top of its moves.
Shedinja Doll.pngShedinja Doll Shedinja Doll allows Talonflame to buy some time for its moves to cooldown while avoiding all damage.

List of Battle Items

Best Moveset

Move Explanation
Fly ImageFly Fly is a flexible move with a high damage potential. Additionally, it can be used in various situations such as sneaking a goal, chasing fleeing targets, and traversing over walls.
Aerial Ace ImageAerial Ace Aerial Ace enables Talonflame to recover a certain amount of HP when the move hits. This adds a sustain mechanic to Talonflame, making up for its fragility.

Both these moves offer a balance of mobility and damage with a bit of sustain. For maximum mobility, learn Flame Charge instead of Aerial Ace. For a more combo-based approach, learn Brave Bird and Aerial Ace so Talonflame can take advantage of the cooldown reduction effect.

Which Moveset Do You Think is Best for Talonflame?

Aerial Ace & Brave Bird 16
Votes
Aerial Ace & Fly 37
Votes
Flame Charge & Brave Bird 7
Votes
Flame Charge & Fly 23
Votes

Let us know why in the comments!

Previous Poll Result

Aerial Ace & Brave Bird 32
Votes
Aerial Ace & Fly 48
Votes
Flame Charge & Brave Bird 5
Votes
Flame Charge & Fly 48
Votes

How to Play Talonflame

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Play Safe Until Level 7

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Reaching  Level 7.png

Talonflame truly shines when it gets access to its powerful, high-damaging moves at Level 7, Brave Bird or Fly. Both of these moves greatly improve the Pokemon's ganking power, so it's best to focus on reaching level 7 in the early game as fast as possible.

Jungler role is Recommended

For the fastest start possible, taking the jungler role is recommended. Not only will Talonflame benefit from the uncontested farming, but it can also traverse the central area of Theia Sky Ruins efficiently thanks to its movement speed and dash moves. Having access to Acrobatics and Peck during the early game makes farming Wild Pokemon camps easier.

Get the Most Out of Dash Moves

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Strong Entrance with Dash Move.png

Talonflame has an arsenal of Dash moves that give it incredible mobility. Taking advantage of these moves is core to Talonflame's gameplay.

Use Fly to Engage or Disengage from a Fight

Opting for Fly gives Talonflame both a burst move and a means of escape. It can even dodge attacks comepletely with proper timing. Additionally, its movement speed is increased while using Fly, so most enemies will not be able to catch up, which is more true if it's used to go over walls.

Fly: Talonflame Move Effect and Cooldown

Use Brave Bird to Snipe Targets from a Distance

Brave Bird can deal insane amounts of damage, but its more useful strength is the distance it covers. Talonflame can use Brave Bird to travel to the enemy team's backlines, then pick off easy targets to break their formation.

Pokemon UNITE - Attention Icon.pngNote Brave Bird does recoil damage to Talonflame, so make sure to pick targets that can be taken down quickly.

Brave Bird: Talonflame Move Effect and Cooldown

Sneak Points With Score-Related Items

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Scoring a Goal

Talonflame can easily go in and out of enemy goal zones thanks to its moves acting as an escape tool. Take advantage of this by equipping items that scale up in power like Attack Weight or a Score Shield. Use Acrobatics to sneak behind enemy goal lines if no ganks are favorable to score some points and increase Talonflame's power even more!

Learn Complimentary Move Based on Need

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Knocking Down Zeraora with Flame Charge.png

Talonflame's complimentary moves are brawl-focused and give it more flexibility when fighting targets. While both moves can be used to deal damage, they offer different tools for Talonflame to use.

Get HP Recovery with Aerial Ace

Aerial Ace is a great sure-hit move that allows Talonflame to reposition itself behind targets. Moreover, the move increases Talonflame's survivability by giving HP recovery each time it hits a target. This helps the Pokemon stay in the fight longer to deal the final hits.

Pokemon UNITE - Attention Icon.pngTip Aerial Ace is best paired with Brave Bird, so Talonflame can take advantage of the cooldown reduction effect when it hit targets.

Aerial Ace: Talonflame Move Effect and Cooldown

Get More Mobility with Flame Charge

Flame Charge is a more straightforward damaging move that also acts as an additional dash move for Talonflame. Using it will also instantly fill Talonflame's boosted attack meter, allowing the Pokemon to follow up with even more damage. Unlike Aerial Ace, Flame Charge can be used without a target, giving Talonflame more options.

Flame Charge: Talonflame Move Effect and Cooldown

Pick your Targets Carefully

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Isolating Glaceon with Flame Sweep

Talonflame's kit excels at diving into fights to burst down enemies in quick succession. This Pokemon needs to be aggressive as all of its moves revolve around closing the distance between itself and the target to deal high amounts of damage. Moreover, Talonflame is quite fragile, especially when it misses its moves, so picking targets is also crucial for its survival during fights.

Displace Opponents with Flame Sweep

Flame Sweep can cover a decent amount of distance. Use it against the enemy team to push them into disadvantageous positions. This will help contest Boss Pokemon as Talonflame can effectively zone enemies out and give its team an opening to secure objectives. After using it, use Fly or Brave Bird to escape, especially if Talonflame is alone inside enemy lines.

Flame Sweep: Talonflame Move Effect and Cooldown

Progression and Leveling Guide

Top or Bottom Lane Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Secure as many Wild Pokemon as you can and get EXP to reach level 5.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Flame Charge or Aerial Ace.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon and level up, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents.

Level 6 to 9

  • Once at level 7, learn either Fly or Brave Bird, and start to get aggressive.
  • Continue to farm wild Pokemon, defend the lane, score points, and knock out opponents to level up.
  • Help your allies secure Regieleki and/or Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Once at level 9, learn Flame Sweep to get all moves.

Level 10+

  • Continue to farm and level up.
  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a full-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Jungle Guide

Level 1 to 5

  • Clear the first wave of jungle camps and level up to level 5 with the help of Peck and Acrobatics.
  • Once at level 5, learn either Flame Charge or Aerial Ace.
  • Help the top or bottom lane by securing the Altaria and Swablu camps, knocking out opponents, and scoring points.

Level 6 to 9

  • Clear the second wave of jungle camps to reach level 7 and get either Fly or Brave Bird.
  • At the 8:00 minute mark, go to the center of the map and secure the Altaria and Swablu camps.
  • At the 7:20 minute mark, go to the bottom lane and help secure the Altaria and Swablu camps, knock out opponents, and score points.
  • Once at level 9, learn Flame Sweep.
  • At the 7:00 minute mark, help allies secure Regice, Registeel, or Regirock.
  • Afterwards, try to secure Regieleki on the top lane if it's still there.

Level 10+

  • Stick with allies to defend or push lanes, secure objectives, and win teamfights.
  • Reach at least level 13 on or before Rayquaza spawns for a fully-upgraded moveset.
  • Help your allies win a team fight and secure Rayquaza.
  • After securing Rayquaza, just score points to gain the score lead, then immediately return to base and just defend the remaining goal zones until the match ends.

Talonflame Combos

Quick Attack Combo

Quick Attack Combo
Acrobatics IconPeck IconStandard Attack Icon ~

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Quick Attack Combo.gif
AcrobaticsPeckStandard Attack ~
This is your main ganking combo during the early game. Acrobatics followed by Peck isn't a devastating combo in itself but it allows you to close the gap between yourself and your target so it's a good start for the early game.

Brave Bird Diver Combo

Brave Bird Diver Combo
Brave Bird IconAerial Ace IconStandard Attack IconAerial Ace Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Brave Bird Diver Combo.gif
Brave BirdAerial AceStandard AttackAerial Ace
Brave Bird is a longer initiation tool and it also resets your Aerial Ace or Flame Charge once. Its a great burst tool since it does a high amount of damage and it also increases your DPS by allowing you to use your other skills twice.

Hit and Run Combo

Hit and Run Combo
Fly IconFlame Charge Icon

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame  Hit and Run Combo
This combo focuses on annoying the enemy team and evading enemy skills. Start by activating Fly to make yourself untargetable for a long duration. You can also pass through walls during this period. Then, land on a target the quickly Flame Charge to create distance. This makes Talonflame very slippery and makes it efficient in weaving in and out of fights.

Ultimate Sweep and Shove Combo

Ultimate Sweep and Shove Combo
Fly IconAerial Ace IconFlame Sweep IconStandard Attack Icon ~

Pokemon UNITE - Talonflame Ultimate Sweep and Shove Combo
FlyAerial AceFlame SweepStandard Attack ~
This is a combo you can use to dive from the front and then drag enemies to your team. This will require quick execution as you are still very fragile. Start by using Fly to pick a target. Land in front of them, then activate Aerial Ace to reposition behind them. Quickly activate Flame Sweep to drag them towards a disadvantageous position. Proceed to bombard the target with attacks to finish them off!

Matchups & Counters for Talonflame

Talonflame Matchups

Hard Counter
BlastoiseBuzzwoleClefableMachampSlowbroTrevenantUrshifu
Fair Matchup
AbsolAegislashBlazikenCeruledgeCinderaceCrustleDodrioDragoniteFalinksGengarGoodraGreedentGreninjaGyaradosLaprasLeafeonLucarioMamoswineMega Mewtwo XMeowscaradaMetagrossMimikyuScizorSnorlaxTsareenaTyranitarUmbreonWigglytuffZacianZeraoraZoroark
Good Matchup
Alolan NinetalesAzumarillBlisseyChandelureCharizardComfeyCramorantDecidueyeDelphoxDragapultDuraludonEspeonGarchompGardevoirGlaceonHoopaInteleonMega Mewtwo YMewMiraidonMr. MimePikachuSableyeSylveonVenusaur
Matchup Notes
Hard CounterHard Counter Even MatchupEven Matchup Easy MatchupEasy Matchup
1. The chart is based on our own experience playing Talonflame.
2. Pokemon within each tier are unordered
3. Any Pokemon not shown here are still under investigation.

Hard Counter With Heavy Crowd Control

Being a highly mobile Pokemon, Talonflame will have unfavorable matchups against Pokemon that have a combination of disables, high defenses, and high sustain. Once it gets caught, Talonflame will be forced to use its moves defensively.

Best Counters

Pokemon Explanation
Slowbro ImageSlowbro Rating: ★★★★★
• Can easily bound Talonflame using Telekinesis and Slowbeam once it dives into fights.
• Can tank a lot of Talonflame's burst damage, or nullify it using Amnesia.
Buzzwole ImageBuzzwole Rating: ★★★★
• Can toss Talonflame around using Superpower or Life Leech, and Smack Down once it dives into fights.
• Has enough durability to take Talonflame's damage.
Clefable ImageClefable Rating: ★★★
• Can prevent Talonflame from using its moves with Gravity.
• Can recover a lot of Talonflame's damage using Moonlight.

Even Matchups for Talonflame

Making sure that Talonflame hits its target when diving in with Fly or Brave Bird is the only way to get the upper hand against these Pokemon.

Time Fly or Brave Bird

Attackers that can Dodge Talonflame's Moves
Cinderace Image Greninja Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. Although they can easily fall to Talonflame's burst damage, they do have means to dodge the Pokemon's moves, allowing them to get the upper hand. Winning against them is all a matter of timing Fly or Brave Bird, making sure that they actually hit them.
• When using Fly, wait for them to use their dash moves before landing or land quickly before they can use their dash moves, then follow up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge.
• When using Brave Bird, catch them by surprise by using the move from afar or inside grass, then follow up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge. Make sure to time it well as the move has Talonflame take a bit of time before diving in the location.
• Alternatively, Talonflame can use Flame Sweep immediately after diving in to put them out of position.

Utilize Mobility

All-Rounders
Aegislash Image Blaziken Image Ceruledge Image Dragonite Image Falinks Image Lucario Image Mega Mewtwo X Image Metagross Image Mimikyu Image Scizor Image Tsareena Image Tyranitar Image Zacian Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon excel in close combat and rely primarily on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Talonflame's burst damage. Winning against them is a matter of utilizing Talonflame's superior mobility to dash in and out until they get knocked out or retreat.
• Use Fly or Brave Bird to dive in, then follow up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge. If they don't get knocked out yet after one attempt, don't go toe to toe with them, get out of the fight first and wait for Talonflame's moves to cooldown before finishing them off.
• Alternatively, Talonflame can use Flame Sweep immediately after diving in to push them towards Talonflame's allies.

Strike First

High-mobility Pokemon with Burst Damage
Absol Image Dodrio Image Gengar Image Leafeon Image Meowscarada Image Zeraora Image Zoroark Image
How to Beat
• Much like Talonflame, these Pokemon are incredibly agile and deal high burst damage. However, they become vulnerable when they miss their burst damage attempt. Winning against them is a matter of striking first.
• When using Fly, wait for them to use their dash moves before landing or land quickly before they can use their dash moves, then follow up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge.
• When using Brave Bird, catch them by surprise by using the move from afar or inside grass, then follow up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge. Make sure to time it well as the move has Talonflame take a bit of time before diving in the location.
• Alternatively, Talonflame can use Flame Sweep immediately after diving in to put them out of position.

Take Them Out First

Supporters
Wigglytuff Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Talonflame, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• It's best to take them out first or force them to get defensive by diving in with Fly or Brave Bird, then following up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge.
• Alternatively, Talonflame can use Flame Sweep immediately after diving in to push them and their allies towards Talonflame's team.

Group Up with Allies

Highly Durable Pokemon
Crustle Image Goodra Image Greedent Image Lapras Image Mamoswine Image Snorlax Image Umbreon Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon are extremely durable, making it difficult for Talonflame to burst them down. With that, it's best to group up with allies to bring them down with the help of Talonflame.
• Use Fly or Brave Bird to initiate, then follow up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge to chip away their HP. From there, it's just a matter of attacking them until they get knocked out with the help from Talonflame's allies.

Easy Matchups for Talonflame

Pokemon with little to no mobility and low durability can easily fall to Talonflame's burst damage.

Head Straight for Them

Ranged, Fragile Pokemon with High Damage
Alolan Ninetales Image Chandelure Image Cramorant Image Decidueye Image Delphox Image Dragapult Image Duraludon Image Espeon Image Gardevoir Image Glaceon Image Inteleon Image Mega Mewtwo Y Image Mew Image Miraidon Image Pikachu Image Sylveon Image Venusaur Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon prefer to keep their distance from opponents when fighting. They also have high damage potential that can be dangerous for Talonflame. However, they are fragile and can get knocked out by Talonflame fast.
• Head straight for them using Fly or Brave Bird, then finish them off with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge and a couple of attacks.
• Alternatively, Talonflame can use Flame Sweep immediately after diving in to put them out of position.

Utilize Mobility

All-Rounders
Azumarill Image Charizard Image Garchomp Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon excel in close combat and rely primarily on their attacks or combos to deal damage. They are also durable enough to tank Talonflame's burst damage. Winning against them is a matter of utilizing Talonflame's superior mobility to dash in and out until they get knocked out or retreat.
• Use Fly or Brave Bird to dive in, then follow up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge. If they don't get knocked out yet after one attempt, don't go toe to toe with them, get out of the fight first and wait for Talonflame's moves to cooldown before finishing them off.
• Alternatively, Talonflame can use Flame Sweep immediately after diving in to push them towards Talonflame's allies.

Take Them Out First

Supporters
Blissey Image Comfey Image Hoopa Image Mr. Mime Image Sableye Image
How to Beat
• These Pokemon usually stick with their allies and rarely venture alone. Although they themselves pose no threat to Talonflame, their support capabilities makes them valuable during fights.
• It's best to take them out first or force them to get defensive by diving in with Fly or Brave Bird, then following up with Aerial Ace or Flame Charge.
• Alternatively, Talonflame can use Flame Sweep immediately after diving in to push them and their allies towards Talonflame's team.

Best Teammates for Talonflame

Pokemon Explanation
Machamp ImageMachamp Snorlax ImageSnorlax Wigglytuff ImageWigglytuff Frontline Disablers
Since Talonflame's gameplay is swooping in and out of fights using Fly or Brave Bird, Pokemon that can fight in the frontlines and disable enemies makes it easier for Talonflame to burst down targets. Keeping enemies in place with moves like Submission and Heavy Slam prevents them from dodging Talonflame's moves and ensures they get hit by them.
Gardevoir ImageGardevoir Mr. Mime ImageMr. Mime Urshifu ImageUrshifu High-burst Damage Dealers
Pokemon with high burst damage can deal more than enough damage to allow Talonflame to finish off targets with a single move. Conversely, Talonflame's burst damage should also be enough for them to burst down targets.

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Talonflame Moves

Move Slot 1 (R)

Peck ImagePeck
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Melee
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 438
Damage per attack: 146, Number of attacks: 3
Final Damage: 486
Damage per attack: 161, Number of attacks: 3
Has the user fly toward an opposing Pokemon and attack three times.
Aerial Ace ImageAerial Ace
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 5s
Starting Damage: 747
Final Damage: 1531
Has the user fly at the designated opposing Pokemon, dealing damage. When this move hits, it restores a certain amount of the user's HP. Also makes the user's next basic attack a boosted attack.
Upgrade: Increases damage dealt by this move
Flame Charge ImageFlame Charge
(Lv. 5)
Upgrade Lv. 11
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 6.5s
Starting Damage: 755
Final Damage: 1443
Has the user fly in the designated direction while cloaked in flame, attacking opposing Pokemon in its path. When the user hits an opposing Pokemon with this move, it increases the user's movement speed for a short time.
Upgrade: For a short time after this move hits, the user's moves and basic attacks partially ignore opposing Pokemon's Defense.

Move Slot 2 (ZR)

Acrobatics ImageAcrobatics
(Lv. 1 or 3)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8s
Starting Damage: 1050
Damage per attack: 350, Number of attacks: 3
Final Damage: 1320
Damage per attack: 436, Number of attacks: 3
Has the user fly toward the designated area and attack multiple times. Allows the user to escape in a direction of its choice after using this move.
Brave Bird ImageBrave Bird
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 8.5s
Starting Damage: 1882
Final Damage: 2956
Has the user dive to the designated location while cloaked in flame, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon in the area of effect. Also deals recoil damage to the user when it hits. Performing a boosted attack within a set amount of time after this move hits will reset the cooldown for Flame Charge or Aerial Ace.
Upgrade: Reduces damage received when this move hits.
Fly ImageFly
(Lv. 7)
Upgrade Lv. 13
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 9s
Starting Damage: 1807
Final Damage: 2773
Has the user fly up into the sky. If used again, has the user dive to the designated area and attack, dealing damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. When this move hits a Pokemon from the opposing team, its cooldown is reduced. Also makes the user's next basic attack a boosted attack.
Upgrade: Also throws opposing Pokemon when this move hits.

Unite Moves (ZL)

Flame Sweep ImageFlame Sweep
(Lv. 9)
Move Type: Dash
Damage Type: Physical
Cooldown: 89s
Starting Damage: 2180
Damage per instance: 1076, Number of instances: 2
Final Damage: 3088
Damage per instance: 1508, Number of instances: 2
Flies up and swoops down the targeted path dealing damage to opponents and pushing them along the way.

Standard Attack

Standard Attack Image Standard Attack Becomes a boosted attack with every third attack, creating a fiery whirlwind that deals damage to opposing Pokemon in the area of effect. This boosted attack remains readied even if the user leaves combat for a prolonged period of time.

Ability (Passive)

Gale Wings ImageGale Wings All Evolution Stages
When the Pokemon is at high HP, its movement speed is increased.

Talonflame Stats & Evolutions

Talonflame Evolutions

1st Evolution 2nd Evolution Final Evolution
Fletchling.pngFletchling
(Lv. 1)
Fletchling.pngFletchinder
(Lv. 5)
Fletchling.pngTalonflame
(Lv. 7)

Talonflame Stats

Level HP Defense Special Defense Attack Damage
1 3024 58 40 200
2 3071 61 42 207
3 3127 65 45 216
4 3195 70 48 227
5 3440 87 60 265
6 3538 94 65 280
7 3983 125 87 349
8 4124 135 94 371
9 4293 147 102 397
10 4495 161 112 429
11 4738 178 124 467
12 5029 199 138 512
13 5378 224 255 567
14 5797 254 175 632
15 6300 290 200 710

Attack Damage is the damage of the Basic Attack as tested against the Training Dummy.

Talonflame In-Game Stat Listings

Offense Endurance Mobility Scoring Support
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Talonflame Skins (Holowear)

Holowear
TalonflamePilot StylePilot Style
Zirco Trading:
Holowear Ticket 88
Energy Rewards
Odds: 0.5%
TalonflamePurple Unite StylePurple Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350 / Holowear Ticket 18
TalonflameOrange Unite StyleOrange Unite Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350 / Holowear Ticket 18
TalonflameBonfire StyleBonfire Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 350 / Holowear Ticket 18
TalonflameTuxedo StyleTuxedo Style
Zirco Trading:
Aeos Gems 1200
TalonflameGraceful StyleGraceful Style

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Talonflame Achievements

Brave Bird Achievement

Brave Bird
Pokemon Move
Talonflame ImageTalonflame Brave Bird ImageBrave Bird
Mission:
In a single battle, hit Pokemon from the opposing team with a boosted attack after landing a hit with Brave Bird or Brave Bird+ to reduce the cooldown of Aerial Ace, Aerial Ace+, Flame Charge, or Flame Charge+ 5 or more times (5/10/20 battles total)
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Aeos Coin IconAeos Coin x300
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70 Anonymous21 days

TALONFLAME SHOULD BE S tier!!!

69 Yg. Jgh3 months

Dat thing scorches the ground with flame sweep.

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